February 1, 2013 Bruce. Clark. Lois. Dick. What happens when fictional characters hang around long after their given name falls out of common use? Statistics provide a nerdy clue.
February 1, 2013 As 30 Rock comes to an end, Tina Fey's Bossypants hits week 55 on the paperback nonfiction list.
February 1, 2013 At No. 11, Richard Ford's Canada traces the coming-of-age of the son of bank robbers.
February 1, 2013 In Francona, a former Red Sox manager reflects on his years with the team. It debuts at No. 9.
February 1, 2013 Robert Crais' Suspect pairs a grieving cop with a traumatized dog. It debuts at No. 7.
February 1, 2013 NPR's Backseat Book Club takes the yellow brick road back to its origins with L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900.
January 31, 2013 When protests broke out across North Africa and the Middle East, NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin followed the events in real time online. In his book Distant Witness, Carvin explains how he cultivated social media sources into a new form of journalism where people on the ground controlled the news.
January 31, 2013 When a psychic tells her that her biological father is still alive, Portland, Ore., comic-book artist Nicole Georges begins a quest of self discovery. Critic Carmen Gimenez Smith calls Georges' graphic memoir "a beautiful and innovative portrait" of an artist's journey.